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Great Dunn Fell - Dufton

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Average grade: 7.7 %

Length: 9 km

Altitude start: 159 m

Altitude top: 848 m

Ascent: 689 m

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Ranking England: 1 (all)
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The Great Dunn Fell is situated in Cumbria. Starting from Dufton, the Great Dunn Fell ascent is 9 km long. Over this distance, you climb 689 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 7.7 %.

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Story by Cheb22 from Manchester, United Kingdom, submitted on 04/09/2014
On the list of climbs to do - Parked in Orton, and rode the beautiful but undulating 20 miles to the turn off just outside Knock. I picked a good day for it as the wind was a very light westerly. I found the climb tough but the very steep sections give way fairly rapidly to sections of "only" 10% ish so could spin a bit before getting up to grind out the next 14 %+ steep bit. Took just under 35 mins. Watch out for the sheep on the decent, they seem to wait for the last second before deciding which way to dart.
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Story by Gerald Watson from YORK, United Kingdom, submitted on 18/05/2014
Park in the little car park in Dufton (toilets on site too) and ride the couple of miles to Knock as a warm up. Turn in where the sign says Christian Centre for the start of the climb.

Great climb if you''re training - great bragging rights if you''re a rider who likes to tick off the tougher ones.

Hits 28% on some segments and it''s only the one or two short descents that gives it an average gradient of 7.7%. In reality it rides much, much tougher.

Did it in 45 minutes on an Orbea with a triple (but i did have a stinking head cold) - only problem was, my wife, Julie beat me!

Great little coffee/cake shop in Dufton when you''re finished.
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Story by Dr Dave from Birmingham, United Kingdom, submitted on 20/08/2012
Climbed it on my road bike took about 45 mins, quite a tough climb with relentless multiple sections 15-20% and it takes around 40 mins - but the road surface is great right up to the radar station at the summit...was freezing in the wind and mist at the top couldn''t wait to get back down into the valley. Well worth a detour if you''re in the area and you get to brag that you''ve climbed the highest paved road in the UK heh heh ;-)
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Story by Austin Cansfield from Sunderland, United Kingdom, submitted on 09/12/2010
Rode up this last week. Took 50 mins. Very hard due to the steep bits and the wind. Felt like 50mph (possibly a lot more) gusts. Used 32 x 26 gear most way up on road bike. Next time Ill choose a calmer day.
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Story by MarkL from St Helens, United Kingdom, submitted on 29/06/2010
Tremendous! I came across the top of this road unexpectedly on my mountain bike. I returned the following weekend to climb it. A superb ride in a superb setting. Best done as the start of a mountain bike ride as the road becomes a bridleway at the top.
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